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February 2018

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Location:

Neunkirchen,Germany

Member Since:

Jan 23, 2018

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

Former career:

10k 37:24 (2009)

HM 1:23:42 (2009)

M 3:17:16 (2007)

Actual career:

16.09.17: 10 k 43:00 (19th of 99, 5.M35)

17.06.18: 5,5 k 21:50 (triathlon-relay)

Short-Term Running Goals:

  • running consistently in 2018, hopefully around 2000 miles
  • Run a marathon in fall 2018

Long-Term Running Goals:

  • Staying healthy and enjoying running
  • Repeating my mantra again and again: Think less, run more, train smart, race better!
  • Running a marathon in 2:59 in 2019
  • Being listed in the Mileage Board for a full week
  • Being listed in the Mileage Board for a full month
  • Being listed in the Mileage Board for a full year

Personal:

married, two children, 36 years, 40 hours-a-week-job in a local townhall

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Miles:This week: 41.30 Month: 129.63 Year: 846.77
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
144.8913.040.000.62158.55
Weight: 46.29
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.730.000.000.003.73

31´easy, 3 strides

+ 10´ stretching

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.864.970.000.006.83

8 km Marathon Pace: 4:47, 4:51, 4:42, 4:52, 4:43, 4:46, 4:42, 4:35/km

Should have been between 4:50 and 5:00 min/km, but it was the first marathonpace-run since months and my legs felt great after my 4-days-marathon-taper-test. Could really be an option! Also the run was too short to have respect for that pace. Did that pace (4:50/km) easily for 25 km while I trained (and injured) for my fall marathon last year. The big issue will be how I feel at that pace when I run more miles in general and longer marathonpace-runs (up to 60 min, but not more).

Weight: 45.98
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.520.000.000.006.52

58' easy

+ 10' stretching

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.940.000.000.009.94

91´ easy/moderate with Daniel on a hilly & muddy route

Decided not to run a marathon in April because my Achilles tendonitis reacts when running faster paces. Will go the long & lonely road now: just running consistently easy/moderate paces for 6 days a week, year round.

+ 10´ stretching

Weight: 46.60
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.210.000.000.006.21

62´ easy, tired from yesterday

+ 10´ stretching

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.460.000.000.007.46

64´ moderate, went really well after 30´

+ 10´ usual core strength

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.210.000.000.006.21

57´ easy

I love to run at sunset! It´s scary how good I am feeling during my runs at the moment. Not that I am very fast, but it´s the first time I feel like this since many years...

+ 10´ stretching

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Planned my rest day for carnival, we call this day "fat thursday". Our town halls are getting "stormed" by carnivals, mayors will be arrested. Really funny, everyone´s dressed, I´ve been an Indian. Too bad that there isn´t an opportunity to upload photos... (-: After my regular work day I served drinks to carnivals. Would have been easier (and more fun) to run... (-:
 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.971.860.000.006.83

63´ easy/moderate

tried some Kenyan-style running, though much slower: separated in 20´ jogging, 20´ easy, 20´ moderate. First km 6:23, last 4:41.

Was harder to get into running then the weeks before. Yesterday´s rest including a very good night of sleep (8 hours) maybe was too much recovery. (-; or is that normal after a day off?

+ 10´ stretching

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.840.000.000.006.84

66´ easy - really found what works for me, running feels great at the moment.

+ 10´ strength

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.940.000.000.009.94

92´ easy in the wind & snow with a lot of steep climbs = my new running area, we´ll move to our new house this spring.

 

Weight: 46.60
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.840.000.000.006.84

64´ easy - sweet hilly new home

+ 10´ stretching

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.864.970.000.006.83

60´ moderate - just let it roll (fast & relaxed) after a few miles on a hilly & icy route. Feels just great at the moment!

+ 10´ stretching

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.210.000.000.006.21

58´ easy

+ 10´ strength

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.840.000.000.006.84

62´ easy

9 h-work-day including a 3 h-meeting, kids & wife having a cold, had to work at the new house and walk the dog after work, first time to think about running at 8 PM, drizzling rain and dark streets, expected run should be...? GREATEST! I´m a bit scared how well training is going...

+ 10´ stretching

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.560.000.000.0010.56

95´ easy/moderate

ran from 270m altitude to 505m and back (happens when you want to run in the forests rather than on the streets...). Could welcome the first cranes again, spring is coming!! Had to do my long run today instead of sunday. Will have to help evacuate parts of our city on sunday because an american aircraft bomb was found while construction works. But I would never ever blame you for that. Even 2 generations after, we know history very well... )-:

 

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.840.000.000.006.84

60´ easy

After a short night and evacuating the city because of the aircraft bomb in the morning, I had to be creative with our family life. So when we went for a family walk, I ran there and back. Some of the course with my 6-year-old son Paul on his bike, some meters running with my 4-year-old son Henri. In between my wife with our Labrador Paula. Fun in the sun!

+ 10´ stretching

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.591.240.000.627.45

71´ mainly easy/moderate

ran to our new house and back, but there are two nasty hills. Could not do otherwise than ran hard because of the really steep climbs (parts with >15%). Did 2k at the end fast & relaxed.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.210.000.000.006.21

58´ easy

+ 10´ stretching

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.210.000.000.006.21

60´ easy

very tired from work and family life. Felt like the last 10k of a marathon, it was iron will...

+ 10´ strength

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.650.000.000.006.65

58' easy

still tired, but it gets better...

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.560.000.000.0010.56

94´ easy/moderate

with my friend Wombat, who is a very good ultra-/trailrunner. It was very cold & very windy with a lot of snow. There were a lot of snow banks we had to run through...Funny: Wombat never runs in long running shorts. Since artic air flows through Western Europe at the moment, even the skier were packed like Eskimos. They were staggered to watch him running along their slope with his shorts...

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.840.000.000.006.84

60´ easy

Tom was right: I had 2 very good nights of sleep, my weightless running feeling is back again! I´m happy that I didn´t run less mileage in the middle of the week. Would have have been able to run faster today. But because of the artic air with very cold temperatures, the weather is also very sunny. So I decided to take photos of my new running course. It was one of my best runs ever, this is why I love this sport so much! If you´re interested how my running course looks like: https://www.strava.com/activities/1425839627

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Couldn´t run because on an influenza which kept me one week completely in bed and one week to get back to normal health. Crazy, never had fever and shivers 7 days at a stretch...

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
144.8913.040.000.62158.55
Weight: 46.29
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